PHE-approved PCR swab tests for COVID-19
PCR swab testing for COVID-19 is the most accurate testing method available for an active infection, with close to 100% accuracy. A simple throat and nose swab can tell you if you are carrying an active infection.
This will help you decide on your medical management and after lockdown is the only sure way to exclude an active infection before visiting elderly relatives or a vulnerable person. You can also use this swab test result certificate if needed for travel purposes.
COVID-19 PCR swab test for travel purpose – Fit to Fly certificate
Multiple destinations now require a COVID-19 / coronavirus PCR swab test for travel. Destinations include multiple countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Caribbean.
We have helped many people travel with reliable testing and efficient result processing. Most destinations require the test to be done 72 or 96 hours before departure so please check your requirements and book in accordingly.
We process results 6 days a week, excluding Sundays, so please factor this into your planning.
Destinations currently requiring a PCR swab test include Dubai (including for transit), Cyprus, Hungary, all Caribbean islands, Bermuda, most countries in Africa, most countries in the Middle East including Qatar and Kuwait and all of South-East Asia. Please check your destination’s specific requirements before booking.
Our fee includes any certificates you require.
How does this work?
PCR swab test for COVID-19 at the Clinic
You are welcome to come to the clinic for testing if you are asymptomatic and need the test for travel purpose or to exclude an active infection while asymptomatic. Please do not attend the clinic for 28 days after being symptomatic. After self-isolating, it is unlikely at this stage that your result will be positive so you can opt for a laboratory or instant antibody test instead.
PCR swab test for COVID-19 at Home
If you are symptomatic/self-isolating, a swab test kit can be sent to your home. You will take your own sample, following the enclosed instructions, then post back in the stamped addressed envelope from any post box. The results will be with you in 2 days once the laboratory has received your sample.
You can opt for a telephone consultation with a GP for an additional £85 on receiving your result for further management and advice.
Tell me more about the test
The test is done on a combined throat-nose swab which can tell you if you have an active COVID-19 infection currently. It cannot tell you if you were previously infected. If you want to know if you were previously infected with COVID19, you can opt for an antibody test with us.
We are not currently seeing patients who have cold or flu symptoms or have had contact with anyone with confirmed coronavirus in person. We are offering telephone and video consultations and testing for coronavirus / COVID-19 at home.
Book online now.
Feel free to call us to book in your initial consultation or book online by choosing either the “coronavirus PCR swab at home” or “coronavirus PCR swab at clinic” option.
Yes, you will receive an official result from the laboratory. You can receive this by email. If you need a hard copy, you can collect this from us or we can post it to you if you are not in a rush to receive it.
Our team will take payment over the phone.
- If you have COVID-19 symptoms such as cough, fever or sore throat
- If you have had contact with someone with coronavirus, whether or not you have symptoms.
- If you need to exclude an active infection for any reason including travel
Yes if you are doing this for travel purpose or to exclude an active infection when you are asymptomatic.